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Jofra Archer awarded England Test and white ball central contracts after breakthrough summer



Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer has been rewarded for a breakthrough international summer with an England Test and white ball central contract, the ECB has confirmed.

Archer has enjoyed an excellent summer, starring as England won their first Cricket World Cup and taking 22 wickets in four Ashes 2019 Tests.

There are 10 players named on the Test list, including opener Rory Burns, who averaged nearly 40 at the top of the order for England during the Ashes.


Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid no longer have Test contracts after the pair were dropped from England’s red-ball set up this summer. They retain their white ball contracts.

The 12-man white ball contract list no longer includes Alex Hales, who missed the World Cup after a drugs ban, David Willey or Liam Plunkett, but Joe Denly is included for the first time.

Tom Curran and Jack Leach have been awarded Incremental contract – the former was a member of England’s victorious World Cup squad, the latter played in four Ashes Tests.

The contracts cover a 12-month period beginning on 1 October.

Test contract holders and those playing all forms of the game will have their salaries paid in full by the ECB.

White ball cricketers will join them from the start of the 2020 ECB financial year at the beginning of February.

ECB Central Contracts for the 2019/20 season

Test Match

James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

ODI / T20

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Joe Denly (Kent), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

Incremental

Tom Curran (Surrey), Jack Leach (Somerset)



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